In Baseball Codes, page 74, it is stated that Mel Ott was walked with the bases loaded. On the day in question, October 5, 1929, second game of doubleheader, Ott was walked five times. If we go back to September 24th we find that Ott drove in three runs, bringing his total for the year to 151. That (151) was his final RBI total for 1929. Ott did not get credit for an RBI in the game of October 5th. Why?
Sure enough, Ott received no RBI for his five-walk day, which included one with the bases loaded. The Giants scored 12 runs that Oct. 5 but were only credited with 10 RBIs.
My instinct tells me that rules at the time disallowed RBIs being awarded for bases-loaded walks, but that’s strictly hypothesis.
And so I ask you: Any ideas about why this might be?